So I am not really sure where to start. I was born and raised in Colorado and have never sailed before. I now live out in San Diego
and thought it would be fun to live on a sailboat. Seeing as I have never sailed or even been in or around a water
sports community I have no idea where to start. I have done a little research
on boats, sizes and the liveaboard
life style but for some one who has no prior knowlage it is all a little daunting. Before I start asking questions I should probably give a little info about my situation. I am 26, single
and in the Navy
. I make enough money
to get by but don't have the finances to get a massive or new boat
. I have seen a few 30 footers for around 10k, a few 26' for less and a beautiful 41' trimaran
for 25K (which is a little more than I want to spend but looks like a good deal). I thinks that's all there is to say a out me.
So here are a few of my questions;
1-what size/style boat
should I be be looking at?
2-what are the important things to look for on a used boat
3-what are the essential things to have on a liveaboard
4-what is the monthly/annual cost of sailboat ownership
5-seeing as I have never sailed befor, where can I get sailing instruction for cheap
or where are good resorses for beginners?
6-I can't think of anything else right now but I am sure there is much more. So if you have any other hints, tips, info or what have you please let me know.
Thank you and I am looking forward to join the sailing community!